PART 3Code of Conduct
Marginal note:Code of Conduct
18 All members must conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of Conduct set out in the schedule.
PART 4Deputy Commissioner
19 If a Deputy Commissioner has signified an intention to resign, the Commissioner may forward a recommendation to accept the resignation to the Governor in Council and the resignation is irrevocable once accepted by the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:Recommendation for discharge
20 A recommendation for the discharge of a Deputy Commissioner under paragraph 20.2(1)(d), (f) or (j) of the Act must be forwarded to the Governor in Council for decision.
Marginal note:Recommendation for dismissal
21 A recommendation for the dismissal of a Deputy Commissioner made under subsection 45(4) of the Act in respect of which there has been no appeal under subsection 45.11(1) of the Act — or the appeal decision is to uphold the recommendation for the dismissal — must be forwarded to the Governor in Council for decision.
Resignation by Member
Marginal note:Resignation is irrevocable
22 The resignation of a member, other than a Deputy Commissioner, is irrevocable once accepted by the Commissioner.
Reinstatement of Member
23 (1) Subject to subsection (4), a member who is suspended from duty under section 12 of the Act must be reinstated if
(a) the conduct authority in respect of the member finds that the member
(i) did not contravene the Code of Conduct set out in the schedule; or
(ii) did contravene the Code of Conduct and a conduct measure has been imposed under subsection 42(1) of the Act; or
(b) the conduct board established in respect of the member finds that the member
(i) did not contravene the Code of Conduct, or
(ii) did contravene the Code of Conduct and the conduct measure imposed is not one set out in paragraph 45(4)(a) or (b) of the Act.
Marginal note:Retroactive reinstatement
(2) The reinstatement is retroactive to the date of the member’s original suspension from duty.
Marginal note:Notice of reinstatement
(3) The conduct authority must inform the member, in writing, of the reinstatement.
Marginal note:Determination of Commissioner
(4) The Commissioner must determine whether to reinstate a member if the conditions of any of paragraphs (1)(a) or (b) are met and the member remains the subject of another proceeding under Part IV of the Act or is the subject of a charge for an offence under an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province.
24 (1) Every member selected to undertake at government expense a course of studies offered through a university, school, college or other place of study, of more than six months’ duration, with the exception of official languages training, must, before commencing the course, sign an undertaking agreeing to continue to serve in the Force for the duration of the course and for a period after that of two months of service for each month of the course.
(2) If a member defaults on the undertaking, or otherwise induces discharge or dismissal from the Force, the member may be required to pay all, or the portion that the Commissioner directs, of any amount paid to enable the member to attend the course.
Certificate of Service
25 A Certificate of Service in the Force must be issued by the Commissioner, in a form approved by the Commissioner, to each former member who ceased to be a member as a result of the application of section 9.5 or any of paragraphs 20.2(1)(d) to (k) of the Act or of his or her death.
Uniforms, Equipment and Medals
26 The badge of the Force is a bison’s head in natural colours facing frontward on a blue background surrounded by a blue band with a gold border inscribed with the motto “Maintiens le Droit” in gold, and further surrounded by 12 green maple leaves; under the device is a gold-edged blue scroll bearing the name of the Force in gold; above the device is the St. Edward’s Crown in the authorized colours and metals and under the Crown, on a blue scroll, is the inscription “Canada”.
Marginal note:Significant uniform
27 (1) The significant uniform of the Force, the design of which is subject to approval by the Minister, consists of a felt hat, scarlet tunic, blue breeches with a yellow cavalry stripe on each side, brown Strathcona boots and jack spurs, as well as other items of uniform that the Minister approves.
(2) The Commissioner must determine the occasions on which members are required to wear the significant uniform and may exempt any member from wearing any item on the basis of the member’s religious beliefs.
Marginal note:Former member
28 The Commissioner may authorize a member who has resigned or been discharged to wear the significant uniform and may specify the conditions and circumstances under which it may be worn.
Marginal note:Insignia for officers
29 (1) The insignia of rank for officers must be worn on the shoulder straps of the uniform and be
(a) in the case of the Commissioner, a crossed sword and baton beneath a star, under a crown;
(b) in the case of a Deputy Commissioner, a crossed sword and baton under a crown;
(c) in the case of an Assistant Commissioner, three stars in a cluster under a crown;
(d) in the case of a Chief Superintendent, two stars under a crown;
(e) in the case of a Superintendent, one star under a crown; and
(f) in the case of an Inspector, a crown.
Marginal note:Insignia for non-commissioned officers
(2) The insignia of rank for non-commissioned officers must be worn in the manner approved by the Commissioner and be
(a) in the case of a Corps Sergeant-Major, the coat of arms of Canada;
(b) in the case of a Sergeant-Major, four chevrons, points down, under a crown;
(c) in the case of a Staff Sergeant-Major, a crown supported by maple leaves;
(d) in the case of a Staff Sergeant, four chevrons, points up;
(e) in the case of a Sergeant, three chevrons, points down, under a crown; and
(f) in the case of a Corporal, two chevrons, points down.
Marginal note:Other uniforms
30 (1) All uniforms for members, other than the significant uniform described in section 27, are subject to approval by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Orders of dress
(2) Orders of dress are subject to approval by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Medals and decorations
31 Medals and decorations must be worn by members in the manner approved by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Issuance free of charge
32 (1) Members are to be issued, free of charge, articles of clothing, kit and other materiel as the Commissioner considers necessary.
Marginal note:Issue and manner of care
(2) The issue and the manner of care of articles of clothing, kit and other materiel are subject to approval by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Return of clothing and kit
(3) Every member must, upon release from special duty or special assignment or upon ceasing to be a member of the Force, or as otherwise directed by the Commissioner, return to the Force all articles of clothing and kit, other than articles of clothing and kit condemned in accordance with the Force’s policy, or articles of clothing and kit purchased by the member.
Marginal note:Commissioner’s power to designate
(4) The Commissioner may designate classes of members who are to be paid an allowance as fixed by Treasury Board for the purchase and care of any articles of clothing, kit and other materiel approved by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Award of service badge
33 A service badge of a design approved by the Commissioner may be awarded to any regular member, other than an officer, for every period of five years’ service.
Definition of living accommodation
34 (1) In this section and sections 35 and 36, living accommodation includes a dormitory, a room in a residence, an apartment, a house or other living space.
Marginal note:Provision of living accommodation
(2) The Commissioner may authorize the provision of living accommodation to a member if needed for the performance of the member’s duties and, when so provided, the member must reside there unless the member’s Commanding Officer directs otherwise.
Marginal note:Living accommodation not available
35 At posts where living accommodation is not available for a member, the Commissioner may, with the approval of Treasury Board, make any arrangement that is necessary to secure accommodation for the member.
Marginal note:Provision of furniture
36 The Commissioner may authorize the provision of furniture for use in living accommodation, messes and recreational areas.
Travel and Relocation Expenses
Marginal note:Travel expenses
37 The Commissioner may authorize payment for the travel expenses that a member incurs as a result of authorized travel.
Marginal note:Travel expenses for applicants
38 If an applicant for membership in the Force is reporting for any of the following purposes, the applicant is entitled to be paid travel expenses for travel to and from the applicant’s place of residence:
(a) to complete final documentation;
(b) to undergo a medical or dental examination or physical fitness testing;
(c) to undergo a second language evaluation and second language aptitude testing; or
(d) to attend an interview, including an interview by a selection board in the case of candidates in the professional, scientific and technical categories.
Marginal note:Travel expenses for examination
39 (1) If a former member is reporting for medical examination or re-examination ordered by the Veterans Review and Appeal Board under a claim under subsection 5(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act or section 32 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, the former member is entitled to be paid travel expenses.
Marginal note:Travel expenses for travel assistant
(2) The Commissioner may authorize payment for the travel expenses of a travel assistant if the medical practitioner of the former member is of the opinion that the health condition of the former member precludes travelling alone for the examination or re-examination.
Marginal note:Relocation expenses
40 The Commissioner may authorize payment for
(a) the relocation expenses that a member may incur as a result of
(i) transferring from one post to another, or
(ii) moving out of or into the accommodation referred to in section 34 or 35; and
(b) the incidental expenses that a member may incur as a result of moving from one accommodation referred to in section 34 or 35 to another if
(i) the move is of a local nature, and
(ii) the member attests to the expenses in a form approved by Treasury Board.
Marginal note:Relocation expenses — other cases
41 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Commissioner may authorize payment for
(a) the relocation expenses that may be incurred by
(i) a retiring member who is eligible for a pension,
(ii) a member discharged from the Force on the grounds of a disability, as defined in the Canadian Human Rights Act, and
(iii) a spouse, common-law partner or dependant of a member who dies; and
(b) the expenses incurred to move or dispose of the personal belongings of a member who dies without dependants.
(2) The payment must not be made
(a) more than two years after the day on which a member is discharged, unless exceptional circumstances exist; or
(b) for temporary or interim accommodation, except for accommodation for a period of not more than three days at the member’s last post.
Marginal note:Treasury Board
42 The payments referred to in sections 37 to 41 are paid in the manner and amount determined by Treasury Board.
Medical and Dental Treatment
Marginal note:Treatment programs
43 (1) Medical and dental treatment programs for regular members and special constable members are subject to approval by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Treatment programs for civilian members
(2) Medical and dental treatment programs for civilian members who are injured in the performance of their duties are subject to approval by the Commissioner, to the extent that the treatment is not covered by provincial medical or hospital insurance plans.
Marginal note:Medical treatment after discharge
44 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a regular member or special constable member who is discharged from the Force is entitled to the medical treatment referred to in section 43 until the earlier of the following:
(a) the day on which the member becomes entitled to coverage for medical and hospital expenses under a provincial medical or hospital insurance plan;
(b) the day on which the member becomes entitled to coverage for medical and hospital expenses under the Public Service Health Care Plan; or
(c) the end of three months after the day on which the member is discharged.
Marginal note:Hospital treatment after discharge
(2) If the member is hospitalized at the time of the member’s discharge from the Force, the member is entitled to a continuation of the medical treatment after the date of discharge until the time that the member is discharged from the hospital.
Marginal note:Coverage for dependants
45 If a member is posted to an isolated post in Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut or to a post outside Canada, the dependants of that member who accompany the member are entitled, at the Force’s expense, to medical examination and immunization against all diseases that prevail in the area.
Marginal note:Opening contingency account
46 The Commissioner may authorize a member to open a contingency account for the operational or administrative requirements of the Force in a bank approved by the Commissioner.
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